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Surprising, Possibly Bogus CareerBuilder Research?

Surprising, Possibly Bogus CareerBuilder Research?

Something smells fishy about a report released today by CareerBuilder.com that claims nearly one in five full-time employees (17%) say they put in less than an hour a day when they work-at-home  – people who are supposed to be working at least eight hours a day. The press release goes on to claim that only 35% of the 5,300 people surveyed work eight hours or more. In...

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60% Say California Would Benefit From Telework

60% Say California Would Benefit From Telework

Jon Ortiz at the Sacramento Bee wrote about our recent estimate of how much California could save if about 1/3 of the state’s employees worked from home two days a week (roughly $1.5 billion). Responses to his column ran the gamut from staunch opposition to eager endorsement. On the negative side people commented, “…(telework) should be eliminated altogether for public employees….” and “…if this was...

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California Telework Savings Could Be Huge

California Telework Savings Could Be Huge

California could save $1.5 billion a year if state government employees with telework compatible jobs worked at home just 2 days a week. Employees could save up to $7,600 a year, and enjoy a week of free time they’d otherwise waste commuting. The environment would benefit too because 75,000 tons of greenhouses gases wouldn’t be created. Details will be presented at the Work Anywhere Symposium...

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Outdated Management Practices Block Telework and Flexible Work Styles

63 million Americans hold jobs that could be done at home, but fewer than 3 million actually work away from the office most of the time, according to research we did for Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems, Inc. Our research looked at statistics from public and private sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics, and we from what...

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Telework Webinar Questions and Answers

Yesterday we conducted a webinar, sponsored by Citirx Online, on how to set up a remote work (telework) program. A recording is available here, and you can download slides here. There were a few questions we didn’t have time to discuss during the session, so here they are along with answers: Q. Where can I find data that supports the generational differences in terms of work...

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$200 Million Broadband Map Available Free

$200 Million Broadband Map Available Free

Broadband access is a prerequisite for successful telework, but until recently it was tough to find out what service was available where. But the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has made The National Broadband map, which cost roughly $200 million to build, available online free. The map/application gives you access to census-level data from more than than 25 million records. It shows what types of broadband...

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Bottom Line on Telework in Canada

Bottom Line on Telework in Canada

WORKshift Calgary announced the results of our research on Canadian telework today. The full report is available here. Almost 14 million Canadians commute to work everyday, but 44% of them have telework-compatible jobs. If those that could, and wanted to, worked at home just 2 days a week it would be equivalent to taking 385,000 cars off the roads in terms of greenhouse gas reduction....

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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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Broadband Could Stimulate Home Business…But

Broadband Could Stimulate Home Business…But

“We can’t expect tomorrow’s economy to take root using yesterday’s infrastructure. To attract the best jobs and newest industries, we’ve got to out-innovate, out-educate, out-build, we’re going to have to out-hustle the rest of the world. That means investing in cutting-edge research and technology.” That’s what the President said about a week ago when he announced an $18.7 billon U.S. broadband spending program.   A...

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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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