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Some interesting innovations at vWorker
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Some interesting innovations at vWorker

vWorker is one of the top three freelance job boards. Like oDesk and Elance, they’re matchmakers between people with work that needs to be done and freelance workers that can do it. Ian Ippolito, President and CEO of vWorker wrote to give us a heads up on two innovations they’ve developed: 1) Trial Sourcing They surveyed people who hire online and found that the #1...

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Is Telecommuting Any Business of Government?

There’s a provocative, perhaps intentionally obtuse, blog that argues: Should the Government Incentivize Telecommuting? Why does the EPA and DOT need to fund some organization that promotes telecommuting? Why does Virginia need to give $35,000 to companies that adopt teleworking programs? Why does Oregon need to give tax credits and vouchers to businesses that invest in telecommuting equipment? Why do we need to pay salaries,...

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Telecommuting Can Help Retention
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Telecommuting Can Help Retention

Work/life balance and big corporations have seldom gone hand in hand. But an increasing number of companies are realizing that to compete in the global environment, they must have, you know, like, talent available. At the same time, some have recognized that the old-school mentality of expecting employees to work 16-hour days is no longer the smartest way to proceed. Ya think? Educated, professional women,...

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More Telecommuting in 2008 Job Forecast

Harried commuters, stop your engines. Telecommuters and freelancers, man your keyboards. CareerBuilder.com, the nation’s largest online job site, just released it’s 2008 Employment Forecast and it’s good news for those of us who despise all that cubicle hobnobbing and water cooler chit chat. Number two among the eight major employment trends for 2008 is more flexible work arrangements. Desperate to find and retain good people,...

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