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Obama Behind Telecommuting

Obama Behind Telecommuting

Telecommuters, freelancers, and work at home entreprenuers take heart, help is on the way. Given that the President works at home, and is techno-savvy, it’s encouraging to hear that the $7.2 billion in funding to promote high-speed Internet that’s in the stimulus package is just the first step in the Obama administration’s effort to fuel expansion of telecommunications services. That’s a lot of money, but...

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Telework Research Footnotes

Our Telework Savings Model shows Advantages of Telecommuting For the Community * • Reduces our foreign oil dependence – If the 40% of employees who could work from home did so half of the time (approximately the national average) it would reduce Gulf Oil dependence by almost 60% and save Americans $40 billion at the pumps Source: BLS Work at Home in 2004: “On average...

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Telecommuting Is Often Poorly Understood

Telecommuting Is Often Poorly Understood

Deb Perelman over at ZDnet posted a blog last week titled “What your boss hates about telecommuting.” She argues that Telecommuting is often poorly defined. Not every company, or job role or individual is cut out for remote work. There is no substitute for face-to-face interaction. Can’t argue with any of those points, in general. But she doesn’t seem to understand some of the fundamentals...

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Telework pros and cons

Going Virtual, Going Green: A Manifesto by Jared Seeger at Huffington Post makes a good case for telework, and includes a reference to some of our research. While the article made a convincing case, a few readers still questioned the value of telework. We’ve spent the last year researching the advantages and disadvantages of work-at-home programs for our forthcoming book Undress For Success – The...

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Three Reasons To Work At Home

Three Reasons To Work At Home

There are three reasons to work from home: it’s good for employers, it’s good for employees, and it’s good for your community. We go into the details in our forthcoming book, but here’s an overview: Employers benefit because they can attract and retain more talented employees by offering telecommuting options. They can draw on a national – even international – labor pool, and avoid relocation...

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The Future of Work

I recently interviewed Inder Guglani, founder and CEO of Guru.com. You might think they’re something like Monster.com, or maybe eLance.com; but their use of heuristics to define competency makes them unique. Quality not quantity is what they’re all about. Mind you, I’m not saying that eLance or Monster don’t care about quality, but Guru’s heuristic approach is extraordinary. We have a lot more to say...

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