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Is Telecommuting Any Business of Government?

There’s a provocative, perhaps intentionally obtuse, blog that argues: Should the Government Incentivize Telecommuting? Why does the EPA and DOT need to fund some organization that promotes telecommuting? Why does Virginia need to give $35,000 to companies that adopt teleworking programs? Why does Oregon need to give tax credits and vouchers to businesses that invest in telecommuting equipment? Why do we need to pay salaries,...

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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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Telecommuting Common at 84 of Fortune Top 100

Telecommuting Common at 84 of Fortune Top 100

Fortune magazine just announced its annual roundup of the 100 best employers and guess what’s common to 84 of them? Ding, ding, ding – tell ’em what they’ve won Johnny? That’s right, a free pair of bunny slippers. Wow, 84 out of 100 top employers trust their employees to work from home, all by themselves, without adult supervision. Welcome to the 21st century! Here are...

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More Telecommuting in 2008 Job Forecast

Harried commuters, stop your engines. Telecommuters and freelancers, man your keyboards. CareerBuilder.com, the nation’s largest online job site, just released it’s 2008 Employment Forecast and it’s good news for those of us who despise all that cubicle hobnobbing and water cooler chit chat. Number two among the eight major employment trends for 2008 is more flexible work arrangements. Desperate to find and retain good people,...

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