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The Work At Home Friday’s Movement

The Work At Home Friday’s Movement

Citrix Online* Splashtop has used some of our research for yet another interesting infographic, and we love it. This one is about the advantages of just one-day-a-week telework. Good stuff! They tell me there’s more coming, so friend them at Facebook to stay in touch. * Apologies to Splashtop. They deserve the credit for the cool info graphic. Not sure why we credited Citrix…I think they...

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Mobile Worker Demonstrates Flexibility

Maximizing flexibility is a key trait for mobile workers, but an ability to concentrate and keep working regardless of distractions is crucial. So when the house is in an uproar because the carpet cleaner is there and you’ve moved all the furniture outdoors, and piled everything else on top what can’t be moved (including the desks), how do you keep working? Starbucks? Nope, have stay...

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Telework grows during recession

Telework grows during recession

The naysayers said telecommuterers would scuttle back to the office during these tough economic times, but US Census data shows that’s didn’t happen. We compared the 2005 data to just-released 2010 work-at-home numbers and the percent of employees that “worked primarily at home” increased in every category (for-profit, non-profit, state, fed, local). No surprise, the self-employed numbers went down. When things get tough the economic...

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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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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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Telecommuters Happy To Work 19 Hours Longer

Telecommuters Happy To Work 19 Hours Longer

Studies we’ve reviewed show that telecommuters’  work/life balance is better than office workers, and they work longer hours. Now researchers from Brigham Young University have put some numbers on it. BYU researchers analyzed data from 24,436 IBM employees in 75 countries, looking for the point when employees reported that work interfered with personal and family life. “For office workers on a regular schedule, the breaking...

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U.K Telecommuting Study Surprise Findings

U.K Telecommuting Study Surprise Findings

I just finished reading a telecommuting research report published by oneDrum.com, a U.K.-based company that’s working on making Word, Excel, and Powerpoint truly collaborative. In other words, you and your virtual colleagues could be simultaneously working on the same document! Based on a November 2009 survey of over 1,200 U.K.-based employers and employees, oneDrum found that the inadequate technology, not worker mistrust, was the top...

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Telecommuting: Bottom Line Impact

I did a webinar yesterday with Sally Hurley, president of VIPdesk. They’re an all-virtual concierge and customer contact center for some of the nation’s top brands. Telecommuting: Bottom Line Impact View more presentations from Kate Lister. Running their numbers through our Telework Savings Calculator, I found that a traditional call center can save between $15,000 and $25,000 per year by using home-based agents. I had...

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Telework in Government (not much, that is)

Image via Wikipedia For over a decade, laws addressing telework (under various names – “work at home,” “flexible  work,” “telecommuting,” etc.) have been in effect for Federal employees. The main legislative mandate for telework was established in 2000 (§ 359 of Public Law 106-346). This law states  that “[e]ach executive agency shall establish a policy under which eligible employees of the  agency may participate in...

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