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Undress For Success Review From Down Under

Image by Long Zheng via Flickr I’m prejudiced, and I admit it. Now that’s just not right, you should judge each person on the own merit regardless of race, color creed, or national origin. And I really do believe that. Except when it comes to national origion. Sorry, but if you’re from Australia I have a knee jerk reaction, and I just like you. And...

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Work at Home Poll on About.com

Work at Home Poll Offers Hope

Randy Duermyer, About.com’s Home Business Expert, always has something interesting going on. His recent poll asked the question: Did you find work from home or did it find you? Of the 7,600+ people who responded (yeah, his readership is huge), 16% said they went after it and got it. Now call me a glass-half-full kinda gal, but I think that should be an inspiration to...

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Virtual Call Center Myths Webinar

We had some fun doing a webinar with Alpine Access today. They’re, one of the leading virtual call centers with about 3,000 home-based agents in more than 34 states. The webinar was about the many myths that surround the home-based call center concept, but the issues we covered are similar for any company that’s considering a telecommuting workforce. Below is a slideshow of the presentation....

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Work At Home Webinar

Five Common Myths About Virtual Call Centers – Busted! This free 60-minute webinar tells the truth about the work-at-home business model. We’ll discuss five common myths about virtual call centers – and bust them! June 24, 2009, 11:30 MDT This Webinar Is Over, But You Can View the Slideshow Here You’ve heard the many benefits of using home-based call center agents, but you’re still not...

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Telecommuting Boost From Broadband Satellite

ViaSat, just up the street from us here in Carlsbad, California, is gambling on the future of broadband satellite, hoping to attract rural customers with no access to high-speed Internet service. If you want to work at home from someplace out in the boonies that’s very good news. Building its own satellite is a swing-for-the-fences strategy that could transform the company. ViaSat has invested $100...

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Telework Can Prevent Swine Flu

Telework Can Prevent Swine Flu

Growing concerns about a swine flu pandemic highlights one of the major advantages of telework, telecommuting and work from home programs: you won’t get sick if you aren’t exposed. Concerns about what would happen in the event of a flu pandemic places telework at the cornerstone of U.S. government agencies’ disaster response plan. Disaster preparedness is a hot topic with private employers as well. Studies...

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Telecommute on Earth Day

Telecommute on Earth Day

Our research, just released, shows that if U.S. employees with telework-compatible jobs worked at home on Earth Day – this coming Wednesday, April 22 – the environment would be spared 1.5 billion pounds of greenhouse gases – the equivalent of taking 127,000 cars off the road for a year. Nationwide, less than six million Americans consider home their regular workplace, but more than 50 million...

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This is not what they mean by 'flex time'

Flex Hours Now A Right in UK

All parents with children 16 or younger now have the right to flexible hours in the UK. Companies face automatic penalties for paying below the national minimum wage under extended workers rights, too. In 2003 the UK government introduced flexible working hours for parents with children six years old or younger, or if the child had a disability up until the age of 18. This...

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 Career and Advancement Issues for Telecommuters

 Career and Advancement Issues for Telecommuters

Telecommuters Caution: Don’t Let Out of Sight mean Out of Mind Over 60% of executives surveyed by Futurestep (a subsidiary of Korn Ferry International, one of the premier talent hunters in the world) felt that telecommuters missed out on advancement opportunities. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Fact is, as you rise through the ranks in many organizations, it’s not just telecommuters who...

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New FTC Chief Good News For Work At Home

There’s good news today for people who want to work at home or have a telecommuting job. Obama appointed Jon Leibowitz, current FTC Commissioner, to head the agency. Recently, the FTC has essentially allowed carriers, content and ad companies to “self-regulate,” meaning do as little as possible. That’s likely to change. For example, consumer advocates raked the FTC over the coals for producing a shody...

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