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U.S. Employers Offer Four Types of Telework Programs

U.S. Employers Offer Four Types of Telework Programs

Full-time telework more common than expected A new WorldatWork study, Survey on Workplace Flexibility, reveals that U.S. employers offer four types of telework (many offer more than one kind of telework program at a time): Ad hoc telework (meet a repair person, care for a sick child, etc) = 83% Telework on a regular monthly basis (at least one day per month but not full time) =...

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Employees Want Mobility & Flexibility

Employees Want Mobility & Flexibility

A Cisco study finds that a majority of employees worldwide say they don’t need to be in the office to be productive, and that they value mobility more than a higher salary. They compared 13 countries as shown in the map below/ The interesting thing is that research shows they’re entirely correct. They are more productive at home, some 20-50%.


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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Businesses Are Missing Link Between Productivity, Innovation, and Competitive Advantage

About a year ago a oneDrum conducted a survey of over 1200 office-based small and medium UK businesses to find out about their flexible working practices, especially what was driving remote working and what was holding it back. What they found was that businesses don’t seem understand that there’s a link between productivity, innovation, and competitive advantage. That echoes what we found when we looked...

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Technology Is Not A Barrier To Telework

Technology Is Not A Barrier To Telework

The House passed the telework bill today, and it looks like Obama is eager to sign it. So rapid adoption both in government and industry should be a no brainer, right? Probably not. While the telework trend continues, barriers still exist that prevent companies from making the transition. They’re mostly cultural, but worries about the costs and complexities associated with setting up remote locations, and...

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Results-Based Management: A Smart Strategy for the Global, Mobile Workforce

What: Results-Based Management: A Smart Strategy for the Global, Mobile Workforce When: Tuesday, November 02 Time: 11 AM (PDT) / 2 PM (EDT) Where:  http://learn.gotomeeting.com/forms/110210-NA-G2MC-WBR-S?ID=701000000005TiA Results-Based Management The Key to Making Flexible Work Work View more presentations from Kate Lister.


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

Employees are eager to take control of their lives and desperate to find a balance between work and life. That’s why the option to telecommute scores as one of the most sought after benefits for a broad range of workers; it’s why, if you want to compete in the race for talent, you need to add it to your bag of tricks. For employees, telecommuting...

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Korea Telcom Giant Adopts Telecommuting

Korea Telcom Giant Adopts Telecommuting

South Korea’s telecom giant KT Corp. will begin sending mothers, researchers, and office workers home or to what they call a “smart working center.” KT will open the first smart working center at a company office in Bundang, on the outskirts of Seoul, in September. Nine other centers will open by the end of the year. By 2012 the company plans top have 30 centers...

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Telework Legal Issues Still Need To Be Resolved

Telework Legal Issues Still Need To Be Resolved

A telecommuter, preparing lunch in her kitchen, was attacked by a neighbor. She claimed she was due workers’ compensation benefits for her injuries, but the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled otherwise. “Generally, for an injury to ‘arise out of’ employment, it must emanate from a peculiar danger or risk inherent to the nature of the employment. Thus, ‘an injury purely coincidental, or contemporaneous, or collateral, with the employment...

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